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SOLD OUT Time Management for System Administrators: Getting It All Done and Not Going (More) Crazy!
Thomas Limoncelli, System Administrator, Google

Track: Linux
Date: Monday, July 26
Time: 1:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Salon C

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Are you a sys admin who wants to improve your time-management skills? Want to have more control over your time and better follow-through on assignments? If you feel overloaded, miss appointments, and forget deadlines and tasks, this class is for you.

Do any of these statements sound like you?

  • I don't have enough time to get all my work done.
  • I don't have control over my schedule.
  • I'm spending all my time mopping the floor; I don't have time to fix the leaking pipe.
  • My boss says I don't work hard enough, but I'm always working my ____ off!

    This tutorial will teach:

  • Why typical "time management" books don't work for sys admins.
  • Effectively giving tasks to someone else.
  • RT and other request tracking tools.
  • How to never forget a user's request ever again!
  • Why "to do" lists fail, and how to make them work.
  • Managing your boss.
  • Managing email more effectively with procmail.
  • Prioritizing tasks so that users think you're a genius.
  • Getting more out of your Palm Pilot.
  • Having more time for fun (for people with a social life).
  • Tips for automating sysadmin processes.
  • Efficient phone calls -- avoiding major time wasters.
  • How to leave the office every day with a smile on your face.

    If you think you don't have time to take this tutorial, you really need to take this tutorial!



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